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Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Chess.com Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!

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Focus on improving different areas of your chess game by selecting a category, theme, and key problem. If you are stuck, ask for a hint from the computer!

PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
2 Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 834,026 Begin »
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 433,750 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 484,804 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 543,232 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 508,182 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 425,647 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 421,899 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 506,506 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 461,352 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 518,857 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 78,047 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 102,792 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 67,030 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 20,197 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 18,841 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 26,707 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 53,182 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 25,997 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 20,192 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 16,870 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 22,506 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 21,554 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 23,602 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 13,721 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 8,856 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 17,996 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 10,095 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 13,796 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 8,709 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 14,446 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 8,410 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 7,075 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 15,090 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 16,481 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 9,232 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,562 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 9,309 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,338 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 5,705 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 5,847 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 5,862 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 7,577 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 181,927 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 23,495 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 29,300 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 18,753 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 20,769 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,671 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 16,141 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,265 Premium Only